Climate Change and Writing the Canadian Arctic

  • Renée Hulan

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About this book


Climate Change and Writing the Canadian Arctic explores the impact of climate change on Canadian literary culture.  Analysis of the changing rhetoric surrounding the discovery of the lost ships of the Franklin expedition serves to highlight the political and economic interests that have historically motivated Canada’s approach to the Arctic and shaped literary representations.  A recent shift in Canadian writing away from national sovereignty to circumpolar stewardship is revealed in detailed close readings of Kathleen Winter’s Boundless and Sheila Watt-Cloutier’s The Right to Be Cold


Canadian literature the Northwest Passage Canadian identity Canadian immigrants HMS Erebus HMS Terror Canadian perspectives on the arctic Indigenous people of the Arctic Kathleen Winter's Boundless Impact of climate change on Canadian Literature Postcolonial Canadian literature Sheila Watt-Cloutier The Right To Be Cold Inuit Literature Aaju Peter Bernadette Dean Canadian nationalism Inuit activism and global warming postcolonial perspectives on the Arctic Indigenous people in Canadian Literature

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  • Renée Hulan
    • 1
  1. 1.Saint Mary’s UniversityHalifaxCanada

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